What is a Low-Income Community?

Distress Criteria: A Low Income Community means any population census tract that meets one of the following criteria (as reported in the most recently completed decennial census published by the U.S. Bureau of the Census):

Targeted Areas: The Secretary may designate any area within any census tract as a Low Income Community if:

Areas Not Within Census Tracts: In the case of an area which is not tracted for population census tracts, the equivalent county divisions (as defined by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for purposes of defining poverty areas) shall be used for purposes of determining poverty rates and median family income.

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